Direct replication mode uses only one path between any two web applications in the Replication Network.
Adaptive replication mode selects the best source for inbound replication packages. When starting a transfer, Replicator picks the best connection to use from the available connections with the packages.
This section will cover some of the considerations you should take into account when deciding when to use Direct or Adaptive mode for replication.
The custom binding feature is used to remap site structure when replicating. You can use custom binding to replicate from to or from to .
Custom binding can only be used in Direct mode.